Advisory Boards and Commissions

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

CCSD#5 Budget Committee (Street Lights)
This board has one opening which carries a three-year term. The purpose of this Committee is to review and ensure timely and cost effective street lighting operation, maintenance and installation for property owners within the lighting district.

The committee meets twice a year between May-June in in Oregon City. Experience and participation in an advisory committee is helpful as a base of knowledge for committee work, but not necessary.

The application deadline is March 26. For more information, please contact Wendi Coryell at 503-742-4657 or wendicor@clackamas.us.
Opens : Mar. 07, 2019
Closes : Mar. 26, 2019

Committee For Community Involvement
This committee has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. Members advise the Board of County Commissioners and county staff on the development and coordination of community involvement programs that promote and enhance public participation.

The committee meets on the third Tuesdays of the month in Oregon City. Experience and participation in a community planning organization, hamlet or village is helpful as a majority of the work on this committee is in conjunction with such groups.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at kwilson2@clackamas.us or 503-655-8552.
Opens : Mar. 21, 2019
Closes : Apr. 30, 2019

Community Health Council
This council has five vacancies for health center patients, and parents and guardians of patients, from all communities and diverse groups within Clackamas County. Each position carries a three-year term. This council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the County’s community health centers. The council is in greatest need of representation by patients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics.

“It’s essential that we include the voices of our patients as we provide guidance and direction on programs that affect our County’s vital health services,” said Deborah Cockrell, Director of County Health Centers. “To our valued patients, please consider applying to join this important council today!”

The Council and the Board of Commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the County. Council member duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of holidays. Childcare and mileage reimbursement provided.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Jeanine Goodwin at 503-742-5926 or Jgoodwin@clackamas.us.
Opens : Mar. 14, 2019
Closes : Apr. 30, 2019

Design Review Committee
This committee has four vacancies, each of which serves a four-year term. The committee reviews commercial, industrial and multi-family developments in unincorporated Clackamas County and provides expert advice to staff on design review matters. We are seeking new members from the fields of finance and/or construction and development, landscape architecture, graphic design, and a member of the general public. Ideal candidates will have a strong design background, be familiar with Clackamas County, and have an understanding of the county’s building permit/approval process.

Committee candidates should have the following skills:

  • The ability to read and interpret site plans, landscaping and grading plans, architectural elevations, and site layout proposals in the context of the County Zoning & Development Ordinance, and
  • Knowledge of building materials.

The committee meets Tuesday mornings as needed. The application deadline is March 31. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or drenhard@clackamas.us
Opens : Dec. 20, 2018
Closes : Mar. 31, 2019

Emergency Medical Services Council
This council is seeking a volunteer to fill the role of Medical Director for an EMS Provider Agency. Candidates for this position should be a licensed emergency medical physician currently representing an agency that provides EMS services in Clackamas County. Each role carries a three-year term. This council advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the organization and running of emergency medical services in the county. The council meets quarterly and considers proposals from members, guests, and related subcommittees.

The deadline for applications is March 31. For more information, contact Philip Mason-Joyner at pmason@clackamas.us or 503-742-5956.
Opens : Feb. 28, 2019
Closes : Mar. 31, 2019

Historic Review Board
This board has five vacancies – two that carry three-year terms, and three that carry four-year terms. The board reviews applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, recommends the designation of new historic structures, and reviews other land use applications involving historic landmarks. The board also provides review and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to historic landmarks. 

New members are sought from all areas of the county. One seat requires a contractor with expertise in construction techniques applied to historic structures, and another seat requires a representative from a historic group in the county. Knowledge and/or expertise in historic preservation are encouraged for all members.

The application deadline is March 31. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or drenhard@clackamas.us.
Opens : Dec. 20, 2018
Closes : Mar. 31, 2019

Mental Health & Addictions Council
This council has 11 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, review and comment on preliminary budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners by the Behavioral Health Division for mental health and addictions services, provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education and review, comment and make recommendations regarding the completion and clarity on applications of new service providers.

This council has ten (10) MHAC meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (no meetings in March/December). These meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Clinic in Happy Valley. Ideal candidates will represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the county and be able to participate consistently. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or addictions services are encouraged to apply.More on MHAC can be found at Mental Health and Addictions Council webpage.

The application deadline is April 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at NatalieSpi@clackamas.usor 503-742-5924.
Opens : Feb. 14, 2019
Closes : Apr. 01, 2019

NCPRD-Budget Committee
This committee has one opening which carries a three-year term. In particular, the committee is seeking applicants with a background in finance and parks & recreation services. The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the NCPRD budget. The NCPRD Budget Committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District can be found on the NCPRD website at www.ncprd.com. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to parks and recreation services are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information contact Elizabeth Gomez at 503-742-4352 or egomez@clackamas.us.
Opens : Mar. 14, 2019
Closes : Apr. 30, 2019

NCPRD-Milwaukie Center Community Advisory Board
This board has one opening, which carries a three-year term. The board is the primary policy advisor regarding the activities and operations of the Milwaukie Center, and also addresses the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in the area. Duties include addressing the programs and facilities of the Milwaukie Center concentrating on the problems, desires and needs of the senior citizens and others within NCPRD boundaries.

The Milwaukie Center is a North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) facility. The board meets on the second Friday of each month at the Milwaukie Center.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 30. For more information, please contact Milwaukie Center Supervisor, Marty Hanley at martyh@clackamas.us or 503-794-8058.
Opens : Mar. 21, 2019
Closes : Apr. 30, 2019

Parks Advisory Board
This board has two vacancies for alternates each of which carries a 4-year term. This board represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. This board meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is March 28. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at cdannenbring@clackamas.us or 503-742-4663.
Opens : Feb. 28, 2019
Closes : Mar. 28, 2019